Reikan FoCal 3.2 Maintenance Release 1 is now available, bringing an urgent critical fix for all users impacted by changes introduced within macOS Monterey 12.3, plus extra minor updates.
[If you’re not interested in the details and just want to grab the release download info is here]
- Urgent critical fix for undocumented changes in macOS 12.3 Monterey
- Integration with new FoCal IQ Camera data
The recent FoCal 3.2 release brings the following changes over previous versions:
- Support for the new Nikon Z9 Camera
- Stabilisation Test Improvements
- Camera Connection Improvements
- Settings Save/Restore Status Indication
- Improvements to Focus Controls in Target Setup
- File Reveal
- Lens Definition Updates
- Improvements to Wireless Camera Control
For a recap of the operation, you can check out the FoCal 2020 overview video.
The Release Notes contain a comprehensive list of changes.
Urgent Critical Fix for undocumented changes in macOS Monterey 12.3
This urgent release addresses an undocumented and breaking change introduced by macOS 12.3 (Monterey) which causes FoCal to intermittently shut down without warning.
This release fully resolves the issue, it is highly recommended that all users update to FoCal 3.2 MR1 when using macOS 12.3 and likely all future macOS releases. Users not updating will see unexpected and intermittent FoCal shut down within a few minutes of use.
Integration of new FoCal IQ Camera data
FoCal IQ has been extended to now include an early release of data for cameras, and there are links in various sections of the FoCal application to jump to the specific FoCal IQ pages. These links appear as an orange button with “iQ” inside, next to either a camera or lens name, for example:
The icons appear next to all labels showing a recognised camera or lens, so hit the button and have a browse through the processed data from thousands of FoCal users!
Operating System Support
The following are supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 7 should work, Microsoft ended support in January 2020 and we do only limited testing on Windows 7.
- macOS Monterey (12.x)
- macOS Big Sur (11.x)
- macOS Catalina (10.15)
- macOS Mojave (10.14)
- macOS High Sierra (10.13)
- macOS Sierra (10.12)
We want to say a huge thank you to all FoCal users who tried out the beta release and provided feedback. As always a lot changes are driven directly from what you tell us and it all helps make FoCal better!
Get Reikan FoCal 3.2 MR1
Download FoCal 3.2 MR1 for Windows or macOS by logging in to the account system via lms.fo-cal.co.uk. Once logged in, you will see a download link to the software.
FoCal 3.2 MR1 is available to all users that are within their Included Updates Period as of 4th March 2022. You can get the software as below:
- By logging in to the FoCal Account system via lms.fo-cal.co.uk.
- Go to the About > Update Check option in the software. From here you can hit the Download button to get the software.
If the above does not apply to you, you can purchase 12 months of updates by logging in to the account system via lms.fo-cal.co.uk and going to the Included Updates Period section.
If you’re not yet a FoCal user, you can purchase the software as a download or boxed product, as well as Focal Hard Targets from the FoCal Online Store.
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